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Encyclopedia > South Staffordshire (constituency)
South Staffordshire
County constituency

South Staffordshire shown within Staffordshire, and Staffordshire shown within England
Created: 1832, 1983
MP: Patrick Cormack
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Staffordshire
EP constituency: West Midlands

South Staffordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. A County constituency is a constituency in the United Kingdom that covers a predominantly rural area. ... Staffordshire South constituency shown within Staffordshire. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Staffordshire Cannock Chase (UK Parliament constituency) Burton (UK Parliament constituency) Lichfield (UK Parliament constituency) Newcastle-under-Lyme (UK Parliament constituency) Stafford (UK Parliament constituency) Staffordshire Moorlands (UK Parliament constituency) Staffordshire South Stoke-on-Trent Central (UK Parliament... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack (born May 18, 1939, Grimsby) is an British politician. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... British House of Commons Canadian House of Commons In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...

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Boundaries

The constituency is made up of about two-thirds of the South Staffordshire local government district. It wraps round the western edge of the city of Wolverhampton and it does not contain any large towns. Its settlements include Brewood, Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Great Wyrley, Featherstone, Kinver, Perton and Wombourne. South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Wolverhampton is an industrial, commercial and university city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... Brewood was once a town, but now a village, in South Staffordshire, England. ... Codsall is a large village north west of the city of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. ... Great Wyrley is a parish and village in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... Featherstone is a small village on the border between Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire. ... Kinver is a large village in South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire, England. ... Perton is a Civil Parish in South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire, England, situated to the west of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, and to the south of Codsall. ... Wombourne (sometimes spelt Wombourn) is a large village (officially, the largest village in England) located in South Staffordshire, 6km (4 miles) to the south-west of Wolverhampton. ...


History

Staffordshire South election results (click for larger version)
Staffordshire South election results (click for larger version)

On April 30, 2005, the Liberal Democrat candidate Josephine Harrison (53) died of an undisclosed illness. Election procedures require that in the event of a candidate's death after the close of nominations, the returning officer has to declare the General Election poll to be abandoned, and to call a fresh General Election poll in South Staffordshire, under the same writ of election, 28 days after having seen proof of death. Download high resolution version (858x698, 16 KB)Graph created by me from data I found from various sources on the internet. ... Download high resolution version (858x698, 16 KB)Graph created by me from data I found from various sources on the internet. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


On May 9, 2005, the Labour candidate, Penny Barber, announced that she was standing down as she could not afford to take any more time off work. The constituency Labour Party had to select a new candidate. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ...


The election was eventually held on 23 June 2005. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Members of Parliament

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack (born May 18, 1939, Grimsby) is an British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ...

General Election 2005

General Election 2005: South Staffordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Patrick Cormack 13,343 52.1 +1.6
Labour Paul Kalinauckas 4,496 17.6 -16.6
Liberal Democrats Jo Crotty 3,514 13.7 +1.9
UK Independence Malcolm Hurst 2,675 10.4 +6.7
English Democrats Garry Bushell 643 2.5 N/A
Green Kate Spohrer 437 1.7 N/A
Freedom Party Adrian Davies 434 1.7 N/A
Clause 28 Rev. David Braid 67 0.3 N/A
Majority 8,847 34.5 +18.2
Turnout 25,609 37.3 -23.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.1%
Wikinews
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UK Staffordshire South 2005 election postponed

A Parliamentary Election was held in the constituency of South Staffordshire, on 23 June 2005. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack (born May 18, 1939, Grimsby) is an British politician. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The English Democrats Party, previously the English National Party, is a political party in England, which seeks the establishment of a Parliament for England with at least the same powers as those granted to the Scottish Parliament. ... Garry Bushell Garry Bushell is a British television critic, television presenter, and newspaper columnist. ... The Green Party of England and Wales emerged as a distinct party in the 1990s. ... The Freedom Party is a small right wing British political party. ... Clause 28 Childrens Protection Christian Democrats are a very minor political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Swing in a British political context is a mathematical calculation which allows the results of two constituencies to be compared. ... Image File history File links Wikinews-logo. ... Wikinews is a free content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... Staffordshire South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This poll was strictly not a by-election, but rather a part of the 2005 General Election which was postponed due to the death of the Liberal Democrat candidate, Josephine Harrison, after nominations for the poll had closed. As such it was run under General Election regulations, for instance it did not qualify for the significantly higher Election Expense limits applicable to by-elections. A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ...


With the seat being safely Conservative, and the UK media satiated by coverage of the General Election, it attracted much less attention than recent by-elections where seats held by the governing Labour Party were under threat. The candidates for this seat on the original date of election were to have been: UKIP did very well in this election getting 10.4% of the vote, however the lower turnout than most constituencies as this election was held 6 weeks after the general election, may have helped UKIP get a high vote in UKIP terms. The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ...

General Election 2005: Staffordshire South (original candidates)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Penny Barber
Conservative Patrick Cormack
Liberal Democrats Josephine Harrison
UK Independence Malcolm Hurst
Freedom Party Adrian Davies

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Freedom Party is a small right wing British political party. ...

Previous election results

General Election 2001: Staffordshire South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Cormack 21,295 50.5 +0.5
Labour Paul Kalinauckas 14,414 34.2 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Josephine Harrison 4,891 11.6 +0.3
UK Independence Mike Lynch 1,580 3.7 N/A
Majority 6,881 16.3
Turnout 42,180 60.3 -13.9
Conservative hold Swing

The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Swing in a British political context is a mathematical calculation which allows the results of two constituencies to be compared. ...

See also

The ceremonial county of Staffordshire (which includes the area of the Stoke-on-Trent unitary authority) is divided into 12 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 8 County constituencies. ...

External links

  • Lib Dems announce candidate death, BBC News
  • Labour's search for new candidate, BBC News
  • The Guardian: Election begins in the seat time forgot
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Labour

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Dudley North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dudley South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Warwickshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nuneaton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Redditch is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stafford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stourbridge is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Tamworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Telford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... 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Conservative

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Liberal Democrat

Birmingham Yardley | Hereford | Solihull The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Yardley constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Yardley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hereford is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom comprising the City of Hereford and most of South Herefordshire, including Ross-on-Wye but excluding Ledbury and Much Marcle which are in the Leominster constituency. ... Solihull is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Health Concern

Wyre Forest Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern (often known by the shorter name Health Concern) is a political party based in Kidderminster, England. ... Wyre Forest is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

West Midlands European constituency: Conservative (3) | Labour (2) | UKIP (1) | Liberal Democrats (1)

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